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Response to London attack should not be divisive

Stephen Oreilly
AS WITH the Manchester Arena atrocity stories of personal kindness and bravery are beginning to emerge after the dreadful attack on innocent people in the centre of London on Saturday night.

President Trump turns his back on world opinion

In many ways, there will be little surprise that Donald Trump has turned his back on the world's first comprehensive deal on climate change but it is a profoundly depressing development that ignores the danger posed to the entire planet by rising temperatures.

Theresa May proves to be a deeply unimpressive campaigner

While the Westminster election campaign in Northern Ireland has been a largely lacklustre affair, the same cannot be said of Britain where, against all the odds, the Labour Party seems to be giving the Tories a run for their money.

Sorrow over Armagh accident

There will be enormous regret over the death of a workman who appears to have become involved in a freak accident while resurfacing a road in a rural area of Co Armagh.

Latest insight into Líofa funding cut reflects badly on Paul Givan

While the Renewable Heat Incentive debacle caused deep unease in the months leading up to the collapse of the Stormont institutions, arguably it was the axe taken to a Gaeltacht bursary scheme that showed beyond doubt that the DUP was not interested in power-sharing based on mutual respect.

Praise for Drumgreenagh's young stars

The gifted young singers from St Patrick's primary school at Drumgreenagh, outside Rathfriland, in Co Down, may have narrowly failed to make the final of the Britain's Got Talent competition but they still made an enormous impact on the live television show.

Concern over Dublin Port Tunnel speeding

The Dublin Port Tunnel has been a massive success since it opened just over ten years ago, taking traffic away from the congested city centre and allowing sharp reductions in journey times.

Arlene Foster's clear choices

With polling in a Westminster contest, which all sides agree is one of the most important for many years, just ten days away, we should be approaching the climax of a hotly contested campaign.

Action needed over bonfires

Bonfires have always been a central part of the annual Twelfth of July celebrations, and as such are regarded in some quarters as an important element of unionist culture.

Shock over Portadown murders

It is appalling that an elderly couple could be found dead in their own home after allegedly being stabbed in the course of a burglary.

Diplomatic triumph for Pope Francis

The long-standing expectation that Pope Francis will visit Ireland, both north and south, next year has been further heightened by an intervention from President Michael D Higgins.

Anger over Antrim bridge vandalism

It is almost beyond belief that vandals could have deliberately tried to cut through the ropes securing the legendary Carrick-a-Rede bridge in Co Antrim.

Gordon Wilson's message to grieving Manchester

When the first ominous reports began to circulate of an explosion towards the end of a sold-out concert in the 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena, there were immediate fears that serious casualty levels were likely to follow.

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